Are you on a diet but fed up with the same old rice cakes for breakfast? Don’t worry, here are some delicious, balanced recipes to add a dash of colour and variety to your breakfasts. Whether you’re on a diet or not, you shouldn’t forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Ready?
Smoothie bowl: a popular all-round alternative!
A while ago we were raving about smoothie bowls, the latest online sensation that’s proving a hit in kitchens worldwide. This healthy breakfast alternative brings together all the ingredients our body needs in the same bowl, e.g. dairy products or substitutes (yogurt, oat milk, rice milk, etc.), fresh fruit, cereal, seeds, dried fruit and nuts. The article in the link is packed with ideas.
Wholemeal bread with walnuts + fresh tomato and olive oil
A typical Mediterranean breakfast with a healthy twist. Swap white bread for wholemeal bread (with walnuts or seeds if possible) and add some slices of fresh ripe tomato, a pinch of salt (don’t overdo it or you’ll end up retaining liquids), and a dash of extra-virgin olive oil. Irresistible!
Green juice + homemade cereal bars
Fresh fruit and vegetable juices are a great way of giving your body a fibre, vitamin and antioxidant boost, e.g. one green apple, a few drops of apple vinegar and half a pineapple; or a quarter cucumber, a stick of celery, half a pineapple, a little grated ginger and the juice of one lime. Serve with homemade fruit and cereal bars. Find out how here.
Fresh fruit of the season + yogurt with cereals and nuts
Wash and cut one or two pieces of fruit in season, if possible keeping the skin (and its valuable fibre). Pour some low-fat yogurt into a bowl and sprinkle some raisins, nuts and rolled oats on top.
Fresh fruit juice + rye bread and turkey + a handful of almonds
Orange, kiwi, pineapple… a light juice to go with a slice of rye bread with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and turkey. Protein, carbohydrates, fruit… plus a handful of almonds to give you an extra energy boost.